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Nov 1, 2013 11:00pm PDT
big fight over social security and medicare. top republicans are saying repeatedly that they will be glad to end the sequester, the across-the-board federal cuts that took place earlier this year, if democrats agree to future cuts in social security and medicare. how do you both think this is going to play out? >> well, president obama's indicated he's been willing to make cuts in both social security and medicare. but i think he needs something more in taxes than the republicans are prepared to give. so my guess is that you won't see that. but it does have me very concerned. these are openly on the table. and you look at the condition of today's elderly, i think you're really hard-pressed to say that they have too much money. i mean, for 40% of people over age 65, their social security check is more than 90% of their income. and these are checks that average a little over $1,200 a month. so to say that these people are doing so well, we should be looking to cut back their benefits or have them pay more for medicare, that to my mind seems 180 degrees wrong track. >>
Nov 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
of the people than anywhere else in the world. you know, we won a number of victories. social security, medicare, that made this a much better country. and in that sense, your question's absolutely right. this sense of capitalism having to dominate and being antithetical to democracy comes from the capitalists. it examines from they're saying, we don't work well in democracy. we need to basically have a really weak democracy, or what we call a "dollarocracy," for our system to function. it's clearly true that their world, the world we live in today -- and they've won, let's be clear -- their world is not one that works for the rest of us. and we're really in the classic moment we were in the progressive era, the new deal and the 1960s, where people have to come together and assert the popular power to say, we need policies in the governing system that works for us, not just for them. >> but don't you think that corporate america knows that both parties are up for sale? >> sure. i mean that's not -- i don't think that's a debatable point at this time. what we're really talking about is monopoly.
Nov 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
and federal websites. >>> at a state senate committee meeting, marlin, the head of the centers for medicare and medicaid services that control says information on the number of enroll lees will be released next week. >> if we can know how many hamburgers and cars and recorders are being sold every day, how come we can't know how many people are being enrolled in obama care? wouldn't it build confidence in it? >> we'll have that information next week. >> that's once. why don't we know it every day? >> next week may not be soon enough for some on the hill. the house weighs and means committee chairman soupaubpoena cms asking for the information. >>> election day, in washington state a controversial ballot initiative caused a multi million dollar food fight over the labeling of genetic foods. >> reporter: in washington state they are paying crazy amounts of money to take food labs to the next level. >> people have a right to know what is in their food. >> reporter: air waves have ads of i-522 that would be the first law in the nation to mandate labels on foods. >> i-522 claims a
Nov 18, 2013 6:30pm PST
that it is improving, and that his departments for medicaid and medicare services will update the subcommittee on the marketplace tomorrow. >>> meanwhile, united health care dropping thousands, leaving many wondering if they can see their long-time physicians, united health care says the cutbacks are the result of government under-funding of managed care plans for the elderly. and more on money being spent on premiums on medical claims in the last quarter. >>> and finally, nbr has more on the week-long series, and the economic issues facing america's biggest cities, many of which are in a critical situation. scott kohn has more from oakland, california. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: curtis robinson is not your average pastor. before he took the pulpit at the church, he spent time as a stockbroker, which figures into his work. peace comes at a premium in oakland, with 127 murders last year, and the highest armed robbery rate in the country. >> we have to have more at the police department. >> reporter: the mayor says the city is hiring officers again but the force is still down by roughly a quarter
Nov 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
, the stock was at $6.21. >>> news that the u.s. government won't cut medicaid and medicare as much this year, both companies covering kidney dialysis, and davita shares were up. >>> and the fda has done a u-turn regarding a diabetes drug that once had sales of $3 billion a year. the fda has removed some restrictions on the smith-klein medication, saying it no longer has serious concerns on the drug's heart task risk, this means more doctors can prescribe the avandia. >>> and more concerns about the affordable care act, this time it is just how affordable coverage can be, when it comes to paying taxes, the so-called marriage penalty means some companies can pay higher rates if they filed singly. some companies find that new insurance rules come with their own version of the marriage penalty. >> reporter: eileen murckowski is finding that being married and working is forcing tougher problems. >> the company my husband works for as implemented spousal care. so i'm offered part-time care, i'm no longer covered under my husband's plan. >> reporter: her husband's firm is not alone, according to me
Nov 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
insurance website. the centers forç medicare and medicaid website announced that tony trinkle will leave this month and head to the private sector. >>> expenses caused a sharp drop in humans proch fits and lowering the 014 profit outlook because of lower than expected enromment from the exchanges but the weak outlook didn't weigh on the stock. it popped 2% to $95.87. >>> whole foods market says sales growth is slowing, same store sales rose 6% in the fourth quarter but that was the slowest pace of the year. the largest u.s. natural organic grocery chain is lowering sales forecast for fiscal 2014. the news caused an initial drop in the stock after the bell. whole foods finished higher to $64.47. >>> ralph lauren beating expectations and upped the full year forecast, the sales forecast an the expectation of a strong holiday season. the luxury retailer said business was strongest at the ralph lauren storms and raised dividend as well. the shares rose more than 5% to $180.52. >>> shares çof abercrombe and blamed the short spending on young shoppers. the stock off 13.5% to $33.13. >>> the c
Nov 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
the entitlements not about social security and medicare, the hut buttons but subsidies where you can get bipartisan agreement and make the revenue increases very small, not general tax increases but some sort of user fees on specific sets of consumers of government services and that's where we are right now, and we've got to see if we can get some sort of agreement to avoid a shutdown. nancy pelosi wants to get it done by thanksgiving. the formal deadline that we've got for this round of budget talks is mid december but of course, there is nothing binds that occurs on that date. the real issue is going to be in january and february when government spending runs out and we got to raise the debt limit again, we'll find out whether we're headed for the other shutdown that cost us jobs and government money. >> thank you very much. john harwood reporting. >>> for several years chance fats are disappearing from grocery isles and restaurant menus. now the food and drug administration will finish the job. the fda announced it will require the food industry to gradually phase out art fish l chance fats. the
Nov 23, 2013 12:30am PST
design? this is part of the biggest change since medicare. and it's not just bigger because it's changing the health care system for everyone so that in the future years, even those people that this year, might see a price bump are going to be in a new health insurance world where they can never be turned down again. they can never be -- go ahead. >> the decision -- >> they leads me to belief you're not real thrilled with where things are? >> we're not thrilled. the affordable care act is a good law to provide huge changes in health insurance system but for some people, people that make more than 400% of poverty so if you're like a 60-year-old that makes $60,000, you don't get federal health to lower the cost of your health insurance. health insurance can still be expensive and i think this is one of the things that congress should look at. how tim prove the law to everyone has health care that's affordable. this was a piece that there were not great only options force us. californians that are losing old policies get the less new policy for them. >> let's look at the data of the team tha
Nov 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
. for our government to be, both parties, to be looking to cut some medicare and medicaid at a time when people want to be strengthening those programs and actually taxing the rich and cutting back on the military, this is absolutely preposterous. so, it's wonderful that people are waking up to this and are ready. people have been ready for a long time. as we went into the last election, polls were showing that about half of eligible voters were not happy with either candidate. this is why the political system works so hard. one of my biggest wakeup moments in the political process was in my first campaign i was running for governor in massachusetts and there i was, suddenly in a debate. and saying just sort of the normal everyday things that we say to each other sitting around our dining room tables. and i found myself being voted the winner of the debate. and declared winner of the debate by many of the respectable news operations as well. and this light bulb went off in my head that we are not sort of the lunatic fringe that we are portrayed as. that we who long for democracy, justice
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